Local NAIDOC Events Calendar

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Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:45 to Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:45
Location: Robina, QLD
Event Venue: Whispering Gully Childcare Centre, 1-5 Breakwater Rd, Robina. 4226

provide experiences and resources for each age group

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 09:30 to Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 16:30
Location: Acton, ACT
Event Venue: Australian National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Clunies Ross St, Acton

A large amount of land and sea country is cared for by Indigenous people across Australia, continuing a tradition that is many tens of thousands of years old. Recognising this tradition, the Australian Government funds over 170 community-based Indigenous land and sea management projects through the Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas programmes.

The Working on Country Photography Competition showcases the valuable and unique work of Indigenous ranger and Indigenous Protected Area groups by inviting them to share their stories visually. Contributors submitted more than

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, July 22, 2016 - 13:00
Location: Sydney, NSW
Event Venue: NSW Parliament Fountain Court Gallery 6 Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Twenty budding Indigenous Australian artists with incredible personal stories have come together to form Our Communities - the MAX Employment Indigenous Art Exhibition.

The exhibition showcases the 20 finalists of the 2016 MAX Employment National Indigenous Art Competition, and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in communities across Australia. The exhibition seeks to highlight the amazing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from around Australia, and honours the culture, skill and diversity of the original owners of this land.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:45 to Friday, July 8, 2016 - 15:15
Location: Elanora, QLD
Event Venue: C&K Elanora Community Kindergarten

The children, educators and families will be celebrating Naidoc week. Every day, we endeavour to respectfully embed indigenous perspectives into our program by joining together for a daily acknowledgment of country, participating in yarning circles and having stories, music and visual images that represent indigenous perspectives. During the lead up to Naidoc week, we have invited Aunty Di, a local indigenous lady to visit us and share stories of her cultural heritage. We will also do songs, dancing and art work to celebrate.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:30 to Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 16:30
Location: Adelaide, SA
Event Venue: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Kaurna County, 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide Tel: 08 8224 3200 Email: tandanya@tandanya.com.au Website: www.tandanya.com.au

Songlines are cultural webs of memory, intricate maps in the mind of country. Like multiple weblinks, the songlines carry spiritual, ecological, economic and cultural knowledge between peoples across Australia, creating an Aboriginal voice map of country.

This country is alive with ‘songlines’ criss-crossing the vast deserts and green coastlands. It has been sung into being in the beginning and continues to be sung today.

From 27 June to 9 July, in line with NAIDOC’s theme of ‘the living narrative of our Nation’, Tandanya’s celebration will comprise an exhibition bringing

Thursday, June 30, 2016 -
10:00 to 15:00
Location: Maryborough Vic, VIC
Event Venue: Princes Park Maryborough Vic

NAIDOC Celebration at Princess Park Netball / football Match Ballarat v Bendigo under 16, men's, ladies football, netball -football clinic, Smoking Ceremony, Indigenous Dancing, Singing, Stalls, art work, craft, Activities, Children's story reading, Kup- Murri, BBQ lots of fun free activities through out the day

Thursday, June 30, 2016 -
12:30 to 14:45
Location: Meekatharra, WA
Event Venue: Meekatharra District High School

We are inviting the Meekatharra Community into school to spend some time visiting classrooms to share in the learning that has been taking place this semester. All visitors will be actively invited to interact with staff and students as they visit classes. The school has been undergoing refurbishment and all the improvements will also be open for viewing. We will then host a Community Lunch, followed by tabletop activities and sporting games for everyone to join in. Finally, we will gather together to share a sweet treat made by the students before heading home at the end of a busy day. To

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 15:30 to Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 17:30
Location: Newman, WA
Event Venue: Various locations in Newman, WA

The Shire of East Pilbara and a number of service providers will host a week long program of NAIDOC events for the Newman community, and surrounds.

See the Shire website for more event details:

Friday, July 1, 2016 -
06:00 to 12:00
Location: Frankston , VIC
Event Venue: Frankston Arts Centre Davey Street Frankston

This is the annual Frankston and Mornington Penninsula NAIDOC formal celebration to kick off NAIDOC week, proudly hosted in 2016 by NAIRM MARR DJAMBANA INC the local Frankston Aboriginal Gathering Place - Join us for a magnificent 2 course dinner whilst being entertained by local Aboriginal Artists through cultural music, song and dance. After dinner its time to get up and dance the rest of the night away on the fabulous LED dance floor with our DJ to the enormous variety of music.
A time to celabrate our local cultural pride, community spirit and individual resilience......

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 17:00
Location: MANDURAH W.A., WA
Event Venue: TRUE BLUE - MANDURAH 38 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia

Prominent Nyoongar artists have produced stunning artworks especially to celebrate NAIDOC 2016.
Original artworks, limited and open edition lithographs, didjeridoos, boomerangs, works in clay and fused art glass
depicting Songlines and Nyoongar Country.
Artists include Mark Radloff, Phil Narkle, Aaron Hayden, Len Thorne, Deborah Coertse and Neta Knapp.

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